Watch Video from The Internet’s Syd for New Track “All About You”

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Syd of The Internet is expected to drop to her debut solo album sometime real soon. It is easily one of the release we are looking forward to the most in 2017. Today, she dropped the first official taste from that LP titled “All About You” produced by Steve Lacy. There is no other way to describe the song, but as smooth-as-fuck and ideal for a weekend of night cruising with the windows or top down.

Lydia Ainsworth Announces New Album, Shares First Single “The Road” Via Video

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Toronto’s Lydia Ainsworth has revealed the details for the follow-up to her fantastic 2014 debut Right From Real. The sophomore LP, titled Darling of the Afterglow, is set for release March 31st via Arbutus Records and Bella Union. If the absolutely stunning first track revealed “The Road” is any indication, expect a sophisticated slant of pop music mixing electronic and classical instrumentation in a lusher, more mature form than her previous efforts. The song is just beautiful conveying a delicate strength in a dream-like haze and the video, directed by her sister Abby Ainsworth, only accentuates these elements. Pre-order the album on limited edition white vinyl and other formats here.

Tracklisting:
1. The Road
2. What Is It?
3. Ricochet
4. Afterglow
5. Open Doors
6. Spinning
7. Into The Blue
8. Wicked Game
9. I Can Feel It All
10. WLCM
11. Nighttime Watching

Watch Emily Reo’s Video for “Spell”

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We were floored with the chilling elegance showcased on both tracks featured on Brooklyn-based singer Emily Reo’s 10″ single released back in October through Orchid Tapes. There is a relatable sense of self-preservation permeating throughout the track “Spell” as she continuously chants “I can’t feel anything” and “I don’t heal anything” almost as a coping mechanism one uses as a traumatic event unfolds. This contrast of calming in the midst chaos is visualized in the montaged imagery rolling throughout recently revealed video directed by Brian Vu. Just as the song does, it leaves us confused as to whether should feel serenity or anxiety. Watch below.

Watch the New Video for “Ghosts” from Dublin’s Katie Kim

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Haunting and ethereal are overused adjectives to describe music in the lo-fi or dream-pop realm quite frequently, but in Irish singer Katie Kim’s case, they really do appropriately apply. Here arresting compositions hover around you like air in the atmosphere with whiskey vocals that bewitch somewhere in the vicinity of a Stevie Nicks or a Victoria Legrand at peak moments. Her most recent album, SALT, was released just in time for autumn and has slowly been comforting our gray days ever since. She recently dropped a video for the release’s opening track “Ghost” directed by Cáit Fahey. The clip follows two friends as they enjoy the fleeting carefree moments those lucky enough experience during their years of adolescence. It is a truly engaging watch.

Orchid Mantis Shares Video for Meditative New Song “Somewhere You’ve Been Before”

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Back in July, we premiered the track “Flashbulb Memory” from Atlanta-based singer/musician Thomas Howard, who records under the moniker Orchid Mantis. On December 30th, he will be releasing his latest album named after that track through Track and Field Records (pre-order the cassette here and digital via Bandcamp). He recently unveiled a visual for sleepy new track from it “Somewhere You’ve Been Before.” The video, shot & directed by Joseph Skillas, pieces imagery, both natural and urban, together to match the song’s hazy feel which comes off like Washed Out, but slowed down creating a relaxing sedative in musical form. We have been playing it in the background as we watch snow fall down outside our window and it is magical. Find both the song and video below.

Premiere: Atlanta’s Shampoo Share Video for “Katie,” Embark on December Tour

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Atlanta trio Shampoo really dropped one of our favorite LP’s and underrated gems of 2016 with their debut Terrible Heat through Bear Kids Recordings. The release is full of ’80s-indebted moody new wave and lo-fi soaked with as much teenage angst and romance as a John Hughes film. Quite possibly our most listened to track from the release now has a visual companion, the album’s final track “Katie.” The song’s sensual and seductive vibe is complimented with pillowy sheets blowing across the screen under dimly lit tones of blue and red. It was directed and produced By Robert Lambert. The unveiling comes as they begin to set on a nine-city tour over the next couple of weeks this month. The full set of dates can be found below along with the video.

Tour Dates:
Dec. 9th Nashville, TN |The End
Dec. 11th Chicago, IL | Flood House
Dec. 12th Pittsburgh, PA | Gooski’s
Dec. 13th Philadelphia, PA | Little Italy
Dec. 14th Providence, RI | AS220
Dec. 15th Boston, MA | The Plough and Stars
Dec. 16th New York City, NY | Sunnyvale
Dec. 18th Baltimore, MD | The Crown
Dec. 19th Washington, D.C. | Lilly Trotter Tea Lounge
Dec. 20th Raleigh, NC | Neptune’s

A Tribe Called Quest Unveil Video for Timely “We The People…”

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Last week, with everyone reeling from the election, the legendary >A Tribe Called Quest dropped an album of defiance and hope just when America needed and recorded right before they had to deal with their own tragedy, the death of their friend and group member Phife Dawg. No song on the instant classic LP encapsulates the current times more than the politically charged “We The People…” that takes aim at the all out assault our new President-Elect and many other government officials have been wielding towards those of different nationalities, races, religions, sexual orientations, and so on. The video captures this turbulence and uncertainty as they call the people to streets through a loudspeaker to fight back through the lyrics of the track. We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service is available digitally through all of the usual suspects with a physical release hopefully coming sooner than later.